Engineering Licensing Compliance Guide

Engineering Licensing Compliance

Ohio Engineering Industry Licensing

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Licensing requirements for engineering industry firms and individuals in Ohio.

This page provides an overview of engineering industry licensing in Ohio for individuals and firms. You will find state requirements, application fees, filing instructions, and more. For assistance with licensing, please contact us to learn about our software and managed license services.

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Ohio Engineering Company Licenses

Ohio Certificate of Authorization (Engineering and Land Surveying)

Agency:Ohio Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Surveyors
Law:

Ohio Revised Code Chapter 4733 

Ownership Requirements: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Entity Requirements: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Initial Registration

Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

$50

Order of Operations: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Registration Renewal

Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

$50

Due: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Amendment

Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

$50 for name change, $0 for most other changes.

Due: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Notes:

Most amendments can be reported using the eLicense portal. If there is a change to the individual in responsible charge, the firm affidavit of responsibility form must be filed along with the making the changes in the license portal.

Reinstatement

Filing method: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

$50

Notes:

Reinstatements can be filed through the eLicense portal

Ohio Geology Firm License

Not required



Registration Not Required

Not required



Individual Licenses

Ohio Individual Engineering Licenses

Ohio Geologist License

Not required



Registration Not Required

Not required



Ohio Professional Engineer License

Agency:Ohio Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Surveyors

Initial Registration

Filing method: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

$75

Registration Renewal

Filing method: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

$40

Due: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Ohio Professional Surveyor License

Agency:Ohio Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Surveyors

Initial Registration

Filing method: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

$75

Registration Renewal

Filing method: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

$40

Due: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Learn about engineering licensing in other states:

Design Firm - Engineering firm registration is sometimes grouped with architecture and land surveying on a single “design firm” application form.

EI (Engineering Intern) - A term also used to describe an Engineer in Training.

EIT (Engineer in Training) - A professional designation granted upon having completed at least 3 years of school at an ABET-accredited university and having passed the FE exam.

FE (Fundamentals of Engineering) - An exam testing on basic engineering principles that is required to become an engineer in training.

PE (Professional Engineer or 'Principles and Practice in Engineering') - Means either Professional Engineer or refers to the Principles and Practice in Engineering exam that is a prerequisite for an engineering license.

Reciprocity - When a licensed engineer in one state can provide documentation (often an NCEES Record) to more easily apply for a license in another jurisdiction.

Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET)
Accrediting board that sets standards for university programs in a variety of applied science disciplines.

American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC)
Engineering, architecture, and land surveying advocacy group.

American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Organization that provides continuing education, professional conferences, and advocacy efforts to the civil engineering community.

American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
Mechanical engineering organization that focuses on education and professional development.

Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC)
Reviews accreditation requirements and makes final decisions regarding the accreditation process.

National Council of Examiners for Engineering & Surveying (NCEES)
Develops, administers, and scores the exams used for engineering licenses.

National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE)
NSPE is an advocacy group for professional engineers.

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Our experts help engineering firms, land surveying firms, and their professionals manage licensing nationwide.

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